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This useful winter family-fun 2021 Best Christmas lights and Holiday Events Guide for Metro Vancouver will help you make the most of the festive season.
There are Christmas drive-thru events, self-guided holiday light tours and fantastic Christmas light displays throughout Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Squamish and Whistler area.

The holiday season may be different and reimagined for 2021, but it will still be magical.

We are working hard to help keep spirits bright this season by seeking out and adding new light displays.

Please send us your suggestions and check back often for updates.

Vancouver Christmas Lights

Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sea-to-Sky region make the perfect winter holiday destination with lots of fun festive activities for all ages.
Experience the dazzling light displays throughout the area keeping the public health order restrictions in mind.
Always dress for the weather to make your experience warm and cozy. It can be chilly, icy and wet. Good waterproof footwear, such as boots, should be worn along with winter gloves, hats, scarves and coats.

Please leave your pets at home, as most  attractions do not allow animals.

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COVID-19 New Restrictions Announced on December 17, 2021.

Before heading out to your favourite Metro Vancouver festive holiday fun activity, check their websites listed below for the latest COVID-19 updates. Some events will be closing earlier than expected.

To help keep you safe, the BC Government implemented province-wide health regulations starting December 20, 2021 and will remain in force through January, 2022.  Read more here.

Health and safety regulations are constantly evolving during the coronavirus pandemic, making it necessary for events to make adjustments.

Keep your family and others safe and healthy by wearing a face mask, social distancing and using hand sanitizer.

Remember that this year most holiday attractions require online registration to save your spot and wearing a face mask is mandatory indoors, except while eating or drinking.

Many attractions and events require proof of vaccination for 12 years and older. At the entrance you will be asked to provide your BC Vaccine Card along with government photo ID.

2021 Vancouver Christmas Lights and Events

Take a COVID-friendly drive or walk through the streets of downtown Vancouver to find all the beautiful Christmas light displays.

Best Vancouver Christmas lights on display in downtown Vancouver. Photo: Melanie Lomond

Best Vancouver Christmas lights on display in downtown Vancouver. Photo: Melanie Lomond

Lights of Hope St. Paul’s Hospital – Drive-by Christmas Lights

Don’t miss the spectacular Lights of Hope display in front of St. Paul’s Hospital.  Enjoy it as you walk or drive by. The light display starts November 18, 2021.

Donations can be made onsite or online to support Providence Health Care hospitals.

Location: 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

Lights of Hope at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Courtesy Photo

Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Courtesy Photo

Vancouver Christmas Market – November 13 – December 24, 2021

Activities: Vancouver’s beloved Christmas Market is back with all the festive fun, great gift ideas, festive foods and drinks. There are over 80 European and local artisan stalls to enjoy. Ride the magical Carousel. Walk down the tunnel of light in Lover’s Lane. Marvel at the walk-in Christmas Tree. Get into the holiday spirit with holiday entertainment. There are 30 new vendors added for gourmet treats along the Gourmetstrasse.
Tickets: Single admission tickets – $7.95, Season Pass – $15.99 and Holly and Jolly Combo – $69.99 Book tickets in advance.
Hours: Entertainment weekdays – 4:30 – 9:30 pm and on weekends 12:30 – 9:30 pm.
Location: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver.
Website: https://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/

Vancouver Christmas Market is one of the best places to visit in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Market is one of the best places to visit in Metro Vancouver. Photo: Desiree Carr©

Festival of Trees Fairmont Vancouver Hotel – November 26 – January 2, 2022

Activities: The lobby of the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel is transformed into a beautiful Festival of Trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Location: Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Website: https://www.bcchf.ca/fundraiser/festival-of-trees-vancouver/

Tinseltown – Christmas Pop Up Bar – for adults only

Activities: Tinseltown is decorated in everything Christmas to get into the full festive spirit. There will be everything Christmas: Christmas music, Christmas drinks and Christmas food. Non-alcholic drinks are available.
Tickets: Book tickets here.
Hours: Various time slots from November 19 –  December 30, 2021
Location: 904 Granville Street, Vancouver.
Website: Tinseltown

Trinity Street Lights – Drive-by Christmas Lights

The Trinity Street Light Festival has been a tradition for more than 20 years.

The Trinity Street neighbourhood continue to make spirits bright along six blocks, from 2400 to 2900 Trinity Street, in East Vancouver.

PNE Winter Lights – A Magical Journey to Santa – Drive-thru Christmas Lights – December 3 – 31, 2022

Activities: Take a journey to find Santa on a 2-km drive-thru sparkling light display. Venture through nine different magical lands as you explore the Festive Forest, Polar North, Santa Street, Getting Ready for Christmas, two light tunnels, Snowglobe Village and Food Trucks. See the special characters, winter creatures plus live performers.
Tickets: $37 – $42 per vehicle with maximum 8 guests. Book tickets here.
Hours: Select nights in December 2021
Location: PNE Grounds, Access Gate 9 (east of Playland, off Bridgeway Street).
Website: PNE Winter Lights

Winter Solstice Light Festival – December 21, 2021

The 28th Winter Solstice Light Festival takes place in three Vancouver neighbourhoods, Strathcona, Granville Island and Yaletown.

Lumière – November 12 – 30, 2021 – select installations available until February 2022

Lumière is an incredible series of interactive light displays at several locations in Vancouver’s West End, Downtown and Granville Island. This is the 8th year the event has provided Vancouver with an exceptional visual experience.

Activities: There are numerous stunning art and interactive light displays at four Vancouver locations. This year’s exchange program, with the Portland Winter Light Festival, features a 25-foot-tall giant sunflower, ‘Helianthus Enorme’, by artist Fez Gaetz at the Jim Deva Plaza. At the Bentall Centre, look for ‘Parasol’ the one-of-a kind mushroom structures. At English Bay, be sure to see the 12-foot-tall beaver. Watch for the beaver naming contest.
Admission: Free for all to enjoy with COVID-19 social distancing.
Hours: November 12 – 30, 2021. Some installation will stay until February 2022. The displays are best viewed after sunset.
Locations: English Bay, 1800 Morton Avenue, near the public art display of the giant laughing statues; Jim Deva Plaza, 1200 Bute Street, Bentall Centre, 1055 Dunsmuir, and Granville Island.
Website: Lumière

Luna at English Bay Lumiere Light Festival in Vancouver. Luna was made specifically for Lumiere in recognition of the whales in the waters around Vancouver. Luna is named after the well-known orphaned orca whale that inhabited the waters of the Nootka Sound from 2001 to 2006.

Luna at English Bay Lumière Light Festival in Vancouver. Luna was made specifically for Lumière in recognition of the whales in the waters around Vancouver. Luna is named after the well-known orphaned orca whale that inhabited the waters of the Nootka Sound from 2001 to 2006. Photo: Courtesy of Lumière.

One of seven stunning art and light displays honouring British Columbia's wildlife community. Photo: Courtesy of

One of several stunning art and light displays honouring British Columbia’s wildlife community. Stanley the Heron, stands 13 feet tall and boasts 10,320 lights, pays tribute to Stanley Park’s Great Blue Heron colony. Stanley is proudly sponsored by Stanley Park Brewing. Photo: Courtesy of Lumière.

Helianthus Enorme at Jim Deva Plaza Luna at English Bay Lumiere Light Festival in Vancouver

Helianthus Enorme at Jim Deva Plaza Luna at English Bay Lumière Light Festival in Vancouver. Photo: Courtesy of Lumière.

VanDusen Festival of Lights – November 26 – January 3, 2022

Vancouver’s VanDusen Festival of Lights features more than one million shimmering lights in the 15 acres of botanical gardens. Proof of full vaccination along with government ID is required for those 12 years and older. Masks must be worn for ages 5 and up.

Activities: The 45-minute experience follows the one way path through a magical wonderland with themed areas. Enjoy holiday music. There is no carousel ride, Santa or dancing lights show this year.
Tickets: Adults – $17.50, Seniors and Youth ages 13 – 18 – $13.25, Children 5-12 – $10.25, 4 and under are free. Tickets go on sale November 1, 2022. There are no tickets sold onsite.
Location: 5251 Oak St at West 37th Avenue.
Email: info@ticketleader.ca
Phone: 604-252-3700
Website: Vancouver VanDusen Festival of Lights

Best Metro Vancouver Christmas Events and holiday lights VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights

Best Metro Vancouver Christmas Events and holiday lights VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights. A spectacular Christmas light display at Livingston Lake. Photo: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Best Metro Vancouver Christmas Events and holiday lights VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights

Best Metro Vancouver Christmas Events and holiday lights VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights. Photo: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Bright Nights Christmas Train Stanley Park – November 26 – January 2, 2022

The Stanley Park Bright Nights Christmas train has been creating memories for 23 years. This is the first year back since 2019. Santa will not be here and the North Pole are not open but the train ride and plaza will once again be magical. Masks are recommended for 3 years and older. Disposable masks will be available onsite for those who have forgotten their own mask. Plexiglass dividers are now between the train benches.

Activities: Board the Bright Lights Train for a ride through the magic forest filled with sparkling lights and festive displays. Singalong with popular carols.
Admission: Ticket prices from ages 3 and up range from $9.45 – $15.30 plus taxes and service fees. Children 2 and under free but must have a ticket. Matinee pricing ranges from $7.50 – $6.30 plus fees.
Tickets: There are capacity restrictions. Advance online ticket sales only. Only ticket holders will be allowed at the attraction. Arrive 30 minutes in advance at the entrance. Latecomers will not be allowed. Buy tickets.
Hours: TBA
Location: Use the West Georgia Street park entrance and go to Pipeline Road in Stanley Park. Parking is free in the main lot across the street.
Email: stanleyparktrain@vancouver.ca
Phone: 604-257-8531
Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.aspx

Holiday Splash at The Vancouver Aquarium – November 13 – January 3, 2022

Activities: The Holiday Splash at the Vancouver Aquarium includes twice-daily dives by Scuba Claus and the holiday favourite, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience® Holiday treats are available for purchase.
Admission: Book your tickets in advance.
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily. Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm. Scuba Claus dives are twice a day from Nov. 13 – Dec. 24.
Location: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Website: https://www.vanaqua.org

Dive into the spirit of the season with Holiday Splash at Vancouver Aquarium! Wave to Scuba Claus during his twice-daily dives (Nov. 13- Dec. 24), immerse yourself in returning favorite THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience®, and try new seasonal sweets and treats.

Granville Island Festive Christmas and Holiday Lights – Drive-by Christmas Lights

Activities: Wander through the fresh air of almost 40 acres of Granville Island to see the light displays. Takeout hot drinks and treats available and other food options with patios.
Admission: There is no admission.
Hours: Starts November 12, 2021, from sunset to 10 pm. daily.
Closed: All businesses including Granville Island Market are closed on December 25 and 26, 2021, but lights will be on.
Location: 1661 Duranleau St.
Website: Granville Island

Granville Island free light displays in Vancouver. Photo: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Granville Island free light displays in Vancouver. Photo: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Christmas at Canada Place – December 3 – January 3, 2022

Activities: Stroll the outdoor promenade to see the beautiful historic Woodward’s Windows and Avenue of Christmas Trees, the holiday-themed Sails of Light display, Canada’s North light display and more!
Admission: Free
Hours: December 3 – January 3, 2022.
Location: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Website: Canada Place

Fly Like Santa at Fly Over Canada – December 6 – January 3, 2022

Activities: Fly with Santa on a magical Christmas journey across Canada and up to the North Pole.  Masks are mandatory as well as proof of vaccination. Cancellation can be make up to two days in advance.
Admission: Buy tickets online and save. Ticket prices vary by day but start from: Adults: $23 Children: $13 up to age 12 and at least 102 cm / 40 inches tall and senior/student: $17 , If you go before 2 pm the is a discounted Christmas Family Experience package.
Hours: December 6 – January 3, 2022.
Location: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Phone: 1-855-463-4822
Website: https://www.flyovercanada.com/

East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland – November 24, 2021 – January 02, 2022

The classic Alice in Wonderland takes a twist with a true East Van vibe. Alice finds herself at a Commercial Drive leftist tea party after she falls down the rabbit hole and lands in Grandview-Woodlands Wonderland.

The performances will be at the York Theatre and offered online. Buy tickets here.

Burnaby Christmas Lights and Events

The City of Burnaby has an impressive collection of 26 holiday displays for 2021. The largest of the displays are listed below. Most of the lights will be up from November 21 until January 2, 2022

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum – November 27 – January 3, 2022

Activities:  Walk through the 1920s village adorned with dazzling lights and vintage-themed displays. Take part in an animal-themed scavenger hunt. The Ice Cream Parlour is open for treats or a meal. The official launch of Heritage Christmas takes place December 4 with a tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm. See a map of the village.

Admission: Gate admission is free. Check the official website for hours of operation.
Location: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby just off Canada Way.
Phone: 604-297-4565
Website: Burnaby Village Museum

One of the best Metro Vancouver holiday events is a trip to experience a Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village. Photo: Melanie Lomond©

One of the best Metro Vancouver holiday events is a trip to experience a Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village. Photo: Melanie Lomond©

Vintage storefronts at Burnaby Village is one of the best Metro Vancouver Christmas lights and events. Photo: Melanie Lomond

Vintage storefronts at Burnaby Village is one of the best Metro Vancouver Christmas lights and events. Photo: Melanie Lomond

Willingdon Linear Park

Take a stroll in Willingdon Linear Park, one of Burnaby’s newest parks to see shimmering festive lights. The park is located between Brentwood Town Centre and Hastings Street.

Hastings Street Trees

Travel along Hastings Street to see more than 200 trees adorned with an impressive display of gleaming lights from Boundary Road to Gamma. There are lots of great shops, bakeries and restaurants along this strip.

Burnaby City Hall

The main building of Burnaby City Hall is magically lit for the holiday season with an array of draping icicle lights, decorated trees and banners. The Burnaby’s City Hall is located at 4949 Canada Way.

North Vancouver Christmas Lights and Events

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – November 20 – January 23, 2022

Activities: Journey through a magical festive light display in a rainforest high above the Capilano River Canyon. Cross the glowing suspension bridge, walk along the Cliffwalk and through the “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel. The world’s eighth tallest Christmas tree is found at the Treetops Adventure.
Admission: Partial proceeds will be donated to support the BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Association
Tickets: Tickets will be sold online and will become available at the beginning of November (date TBD).
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm daily November 20 – January 23, 2022. Closed on Christmas Day.

Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver. Free shuttle is available from Canada Place.
Email: info@capbridge.com
Phone: 604-985-7474
Website: Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Some of the best Vancouver Christmas lights can be found at Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Some of the best Vancouver Christmas lights can be found at Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver. Courtesy photo.

One of the many Metro Vancouver Christmas Events - Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.

One of the many Metro Vancouver Christmas Events – Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, the Arc de Lumina on the Cliffwalk. Courtesy photo.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Take a walk on the u-shaped bridge one of the best Vancouver holiday events

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Take a walk on the u-shaped bridge one of the best Vancouver holiday events. Courtesy photo.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge one of the best Christmas lights displays in Vancouver

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge one of the best Christmas lights displays in Vancouver

Peak of Christmas on Grouse Mountain – November 25 – January 3, 2022

Activities: Visit Santa’s Workshop and his reindeer. Write letters to Santa. Go to Elf Headquarters. Make Christmas crafts. Marvel at the magical winter wonderland of brilliant light installations. Ice skate on a mountaintop pond. Take a sparkling Light Walk through the snow surrounded by firs around Blue Grouse Lake. Go through a tunnel of light. Watch a Christmas movie at the Theatre in the Sky.

Santa's Workshop at the Peak of Christmas Grouse Mountain

Santa’s Workshop at the Peak of Christmas Grouse Mountain. Courtesy photo.

Snow pathways can be slippery. Dress appropriately for winter weather. Snowshoes or snow cleats/YakTrax are recommended. Snowshoes can we rented at the Outpost.
Admission: The Light Walk is free with the purchase of the mountain admission ticket. The ticket includes round trip access on the Skyride, all open attractions and spectacular views. The bears in the Grizzly Bear Habitat are now in hibernation. They can be watch the bears live inside their den.
Tickets: Special Peak of Christmas rate day rate $109 for a family of 4.  Find out more.
Hours: November 25 – January 3, 2022. The best time to see the lights starts from dusk. Breakfast with Santa on select dates.
Location: Grouse Mountain
Phone: 604-980-9311
Website: Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

West Vancouver Christmas Light Displays 2021

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2021

The Forest of Miracles illuminates the waterfront of West Vancouver, from Grosvenor Ambleside Galleria, moving west to Millennium Park and then to Dundarave Beach.

Stroll along the sea walk to see the beautiful light displays. Be sure to stop at the Dundarave Nativity scene created by two master carvers, Bill Seminoff and Frank Carius.

The forest, planted by West Vancouver firefighters is sponsored and decorated by families, community groups and businesses to raise funds for the Lookout Society‘s North Shore Shelter.

Make a donation or sponsor a tree to help support the needs of homeless people.

Location: Grosvenor Ambleside Galleria, Millennium Park and Dundarave Beach, West Vancouver waterfront.

Website: Dundarave Festival of Lights

Lights the Lodge at Cypress Mountain

Activities: This is a family-friendly snowshoe outing along a 1 km easy trek to historic Hollyburn Lodge. The forest path is strung with festive lights. There is a 2.5 km return loop trail. Food and drink is available for purchase at the lodge. Dress appropriately for winter weather in warm, waterproof clothing, including gloves and hats. Snowshoes are available in all sizes. Check weather conditions before heading up to the mountain.
Tickets: Buy tickets in advance.
Hours: Open throughout the winter season. The best time to see the lights starts from dusk from 4 – 9:30 pm.
Location: Cypress Mountain
Phone: 604-926-5612 info@cypressmountain.com
Website: Cypress Mountain

Richmond Christmas Lights and Events

Songs of the Snow – A Virtual Christmas

Activities: A free Christmas concert series offed by the Steveson Historical Society. Craft kits, hot drinks and cookies are available to enhance the experience.

Tickets: Free or with donation booked online for craft kits, hot drinks and cookies. Pick up in person at the Steveson Museum or add delivery option.
Dates: December 4, 11, 18, from 4 – 6 pm
Location: A virtual event in the comfort of your home.
Website: Steveston Historical Society

Winter in the Village in Steveston – 2021

Activities: Explore the decorated historic sites of Richmond’s charming waterfront village of Steveston.

“Light Up the Village” self-guided tour.
Dates: December 1 – 31, 2021
Location: Steveston Village
Website: Visit Richmond

Metro Vancouver Christmas Events - Richmond's Festival of Trees Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Photo: Tourism Richmond

Metro Vancouver Christmas Events – Richmond’s Festival of Trees Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Photo: Tourism Richmond

Steveston Festival of Trees, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – December 1 – 31, 2021

Activities: Stroll through a forest of decorated trees inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.
Admission: Adults $11.90, Youth (0-17) free, Seniors (65+) $10.20
Hours: December 1 – 24, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm.
Location: 12138 Fourth Avenue in Steveston Village.
Phone: 604-664-9009
Website: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Vancouver Christmas Lights in Richmond at Steveston Village. Photo: Tourism Richmond

Vancouver Christmas Lights in Richmond at Steveston Village. Photo: Tourism Richmond

Coquitlam Christmas Lights and Events

Lights at Lafarge – November 27 – January 31, 2022

Activities: This year the winter Lights at Lafarge has been modified to display lights on two walking loops to help disperse crowding. The new loop will go through Inspiration Garden and the new concession plaza in Town Centre Park.
Admission: Free. Parking is limited. Consider walking or taking the SkyTrain to  Lafare Lake – Douglas station.
Hours: November 27 – January 31, 2022 from 4 pm – 10 pm. Avoid the crowds for the best viewing experience. Come before 6 pm or after 8 pm. Try to stay away weekends and the week of December 20 – 26.
Location: Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Email: FestivalsandEvents@coquitlam.ca
Website: Lights at Lafarge

Maple Ridge Christmas Lights and Events

Timberline Country Christmas – Cancelled

The Timberline Country Christmas event has been cancelled for 2021.

Glow Maple Ridge-  November 26 – January 7, 2022

Activities: Downtown Maple Ridge turns into a magical wonderland of lights and outdoor activities with a feel of an old-fashioned Christmas Village. Take a walk through Memorial Peace Park to see the light tunnel, decorated trees, hear festive music and more.
Admission: Free
Hours: November 26 2021 – January 7, 2022.
Website: Glow Maple Ridge

Surrey Christmas Lights and Events

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market – November 20, 2021

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is back for 2021.

Activities: Santa and Mrs. Claus host the event, which includes the lighting of Surrey’s 60-foot Christmas tree, followed by entertainment from a variety of local performers, dance groups, choirs and more. Here is the full schedule. Be sure to visit the Holiday Market.

Children can enjoy free picturs with Santa, free hot chocolate, free holiday cookie kits, Kids Crafts, magical light and hoilday displays, as well as illuminated swings and teeter totters.

The Enchanted Eats zone offers delicious treats for purchase from food trucks and free hot chocolate while it lasts.
Admission: Free
Hours: November 20, 2021 from 12 noon – 10 pm. Santa welcome at 12:50 pm and Surrey Mayor welcome at 6 pm.
Location: Surrey Civic Plaza, 1340 104 Avenue, Surrey
Website: Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Surrey Holiday Lights Immersive Light and Music Experience – Last day December 23, 2021

Activities:  New for 2021, the City of Surrey presents a magical interactive display, light animation and photo opportunities for the entire family. Explore the Holiday Lights Tent to visit Santa and the elves, Gingerbread Village, the magical North Pole Village, Holiday Market and Lights Around the World. There are two stages, indoors and outdoors with live entertainment and a Christmas musical with Mrs. Claus. Food trucks will be serving treats and the Polar Bar will feature drinks for all ages.
Admission: Tickets go on sale November 1. The first 1,000 save 40% Buy tickets online. Parking is free in the Surrey Civic Plaza parkade. Surrey Central Skytrain and bus loop are right next door.
Hours: November 25 – December 23, 2021 from 4 pm – 10 pm.
Location: Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
Website: Surrey Holiday Lights

Potters Christmas Store

Activities: Come browse western Canada’s largest Christmas store offering 60,000 themed ornaments and intricate whimsical displays covering 28,000 square feet. Explore the Enchanted Fairy Garden, marvel at the 30 decorated trees, upside-down Bee Tree, Ice Cream Tree, Whoville, the Dark Room.
Admission: Free
Hours: Open November through Christmas Eve. Monday and Tuesday 9 am-6 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am- 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.
Location: 19158 48th Avenue, Surrey
Email: 192general@potters.ca
Phone: 604-576-5011
Website: Potters Christmas Store 

Winterfest and Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park – December 6 – 31, 2021

Activities: During the day enjoy arts and crafts, Santa, a train ride and lots of photo opportunities. At night enjoy a train journey through a magical light display.
Admission: $10 per person or $35 for family of 4, 2 Adults and 2 children, ages 2 – 12.
Hours: Open December 7 – 31, 2021,
Santa Express Day Train, 7 days a week – 10 am – 4 pm.
Christmas Night Train through the light display, Wednesday through Sunday, 6 – 9 pm. Closed on December 25 and 26.
Location: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88th Avenue at King George Blvd., Surrey
Email: contact@bctrains.com
Phone: 604-501-1232
Website: Bear Creek Christmas Train

Lumagica – A magical walk through experience – December 3 – 31, 2021

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Activities:  New for 2021, Lumagica provides an magical interactive display, light animation and photo opportunities for the entire family. The 1 km light walk takes you on a mesmerizing journey through diverse lands. Walk through a light tunnel to Gingerbread Lane, leading to the magical North Pole Village. Live entertainment and a Christmas market.
Admission: Adults – $25, Senior and youth ages 14-17 – $20 and ages 4-13 – $18.  Vehicle parking $5. Buy tickets online. Promo Code EOS10 for 10% off.
Hours: December 3 – 30, 2021 from 4 pm – 10 pm. Closed Christmas Day
Location: Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 17607 62 Ave, Surrey
Email: info@lumagica.ca
Website: https://lumagica.ca/

White Rock Christmas Lights and Events

White Rock Festival of Lights – Pending

White Rock’s waterfront is transformed into a twinkling wonderland. Drive along Marine Drive or walk along the waterfront, pier and promenade area. There are plans to add an artificial skating rink, Magic Meadow and two 30-foot Christmas trees.

Dates: TBA

Website: White Rock Festival of Lights

Cloverdale Christmas Light Display – Drive-by Christmas Lights – pending

The Bonneteaus’ family have been decorating their home in Cloverdale for 10 years. The display gets bigger and better each year.

They have thousands of lights and over 90 characters including Santa’s workshop and a large nativity scene.

Admission: Donations are gratefully accepted for the Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU.
Hours: Pending from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily.
Closed December 24 and 25, 2020.
Location: 16951 Jersey Drive, Cloverdale.

Bonneteaus Cloverdale Christmas Lights display

Bonneteaus’ Christmas Lights display in Cloverdale .

Langley Christmas Lights and Events

Glow Langley at Milner Village Garden Centre – Drive-thru Christmas Lights 2021

Langley’s Christmas Glow is back to its original location at Milner Village Garden Centre. It will be a 15-minute drive-though, contactless adventure of dazzling landscapes of almost one million lights. Elves greet you at the gate. You will be handed a glow souvenir ornament, mini-doughnuts and popcorn. There is a 100-foot animated light tunnel, holiday fairy tale princesses and Santa will recognize all the children in their car and more.

Admission: The Car Pass is valid for one vehicle with a maximum 8 people total. $34.99 weekdays $39.99 weekends.
Tickets: Buy tickets online.
Hours: November 18, 2021 – January 1, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily.
Closed December 24 and 25, 2021.
Location: Milner Village Garden Centre, 6690 216th Street, Langley.
Website: Glow Gardens Langley

Christmas in Williams Park – Drive-thru Christmas Lights – November 26 – December 19, 2021

Activities: Christmas at Williams Park has been a holiday tradition since 1991.  Drive through a magical light display in your own vehicle event only.
Admission: Free, but donations gratefully accepted to help with maintaining display costs and keep this event running.
Hours: Every day from 5 – 9 pm, November 26 – December 19, 2021
Location: 238 Street and 68 Avenue, Langley
Website: Christmas in Williams Park Society

Christmas in Williams Park is a great Best Vancouver Drive-thru Christmas lights event.

Christmas in Williams Park is a great Metro Vancouver drive-thru Christmas lights event in Langley.

Christmas Tree Farms

Enjoy a farm-fresh outing while making cherished family memories with a visit to one of the many Christmas trees farms in the Langley area.

Farms offer a selection of U-Cut, fresh cut and live Christmas trees.

There will be lots of great photo opportunities.

You are encouraged to bring your own handsaw if you plan to U-Cut. If you don’t have one, sanitized handsaws will be supplied. Axes and power saws are not allowed.

Try to avoid peak hours on weekends between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Aldor Acres Christmas Trees – opens November 27, 2021

Activities: Select a Christmas tree, visit the seasonal market and see the farm animals display.
Dates: November 27 – December 19, 2021.  Weekdays: 10 am -7 pm,  Weekends: 9 am to 5 pm. Admission: $5 per person
Location: 8249-252 Street, Langley
Email: info@aldoracreschristmastrees.
Phone: 604-888-4483
Website: Aldor Acres Christmas Trees

Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm – opens November 27, 2021

Activities: Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm has been providing trees for more than 50 years. Select a Christmas tree to cut from the 18-acre farm or pick up fresh holly, boughs, and wreathes.
Dates: Opens November 27, 2021. Weekday and weekends:  9 am – 4 pm. The season is expected to be short due to tree shortages brought on by the summer’s heatwave.
Location: 8589 252 Street, Fort Langley
Phone: 604-888-9161
Website: Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm

Frosty’s Christmas Tree Farm – opens November 27, 2021

Activities: Enjoy the festive ambience, listen to Christmas carols, pick out a Christmas tree,
Hours: Opens November 28, 2020.  U-Cut: 9 am – 4:30 pm; Fresh Cut: 9 am – 7:30 pm.
Location: 24488 52nd Avenue, Langley
Website: Frosty’s Christmas Tree Farm

Chilliwack Christmas Lights and Events

Southside Church – Drive-thru Christmas Lights – December 19 – 22, 2021

Activities: Southside Church is keeping the magic of Christmas alive by creating a magical drive-thru event. Come see thousands of sparkling lights in the 200-foot tunnel, Candy Cane Lane, the North Pole and Enchanted Forest.
Dates: December 19 – 22, 2021, 6 – 9 pm

Bring a donation for the food bank.
Location: 45636 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SouthsideLife/

Mission Christmas Lights and Events

Mission Candlelight Parade – Pending

Activities: Drive along Mission Raceway Park to view themed floats and a visit from Santa.
Admission: $10 per carload. The number of people in the car can not exceed legal limits. RCMP will be onsite.
Tickets: Available online here.
Hours: from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Location: Mission Raceway, 32670 Dyke Rd, Mission
Website: Mission Chamber of Commerce

Harrison Hot Springs Christmas Lights and Events

Harrison Lights on the Lake – Delayed to due continued Provincial State of Emergency

Due to the Fuel Prioritization order extended to December 14, plus the continued Provincial State of Emergency, Harrison Hot Springs is no longer planning on a driveable Holiday Light Tour. A few businesses have already put up their lights.

Harrison Hot Springs lakefront will be lit up from dusk until 11 pm. Stroll along the 1 km waterfront promenade to see the sparkling light display. The holiday lights focus on the natural environment, wildlife and the elusive Sasquatch.

November 2021 – until late January 2022.

Website: Harrison Lights on the Lake

Squamish Christmas Lights and Events

North Pole Express at the Railway Museum of British Columbia

Activities: Board a one hour ride on the North Pole Express to find Santa Claus. On your journey meet elves, sing songs and be entertained. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and candy canes onboard the train. When you arrive at the North Pole there will be arts and crafts, hot chocolate, cotton candy, ride a holiday minirail train, and explore the holiday model train displays and more. Book shuttle transportation from Vancouver to the museum.
Admission: First Class – $49, Coach – $35, Night Time Ride (6PM) – $59. Infants on lap free.
Tickets: Available online here.
Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday from November 27 until December 19, 2021
Location: 39645 Government Road, Squamish
Website: The North Pole Express

Countdown to Christmas in Squamish

Activities: Various zones in the Squamish area will have a festive light display to enjoy. A special website and map will offer the locations in Brackendale, Britannia Beach, Garibaldi Village, Sea to Sky Gondola, downtown Squamish and more. Watch for more details to be announced.

Whistler Christmas Lights and Events

Light up the Village

The snow-covered village transforms into a winter wonderland of shimmering lights with 5,000 strings of lights and 289 trees lit with 7,000 lights each.

Festive holiday lights can be found along the Village Stroll, Whistler Way, Main Street,  Lorimer Road, Village Gate Boulevard, Town Plaza and the Olympic Plaza.
Website: Tourism Whistler

Whistler Christmas Lights is one of the best places to enjoy the festive holidays near Metro Vancouver. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Whistler Christmas Lights in the Village near the Olympic Plaza. Whistler is one of the best places to be to enjoy the festive holidays near Metro Vancouver. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Winter Vallea Lumina – Opens November 26,2021 – April, 2022

Activities: A fantastic multimedia light show of hidden wonders with a 1.5 km walk through the forest.
Admission: Ages 16+, $29.99; Youth Ages 6-15, $24.99, Age 5 and under free.
Tickets: Book through Tourism Whistler.
Hours: Days open vary with start times from 5 pm
Location: Self-drive to Cougar Mountain Base Camp north of Whistler Village. The drive takes about eight minutes.
Email: info@vallealumina.com
Phone: 1-833-800-8480
Website: Vallea Lumina

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